The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Linden (Schooner), aground, 17 Aug 1857

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Schr. LINDEN, ashore on Mohawk Island Reef, Lake Erie. Property loss, $700.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

      . . . . .

      The scow/schr. LINDEN, Capt. Williams, left Erie on the 15th
inst., with a cargo of lumber for this port, and was driven by a
northeaster to take shelter at Grand River, whence she sailed on
the 17th. Shortly after leaving that harbor, it commenced
raining and a thick fog came on with a heavy swell from the west.
The lead was kept going, but in a little while she came suddenly
upon a rock (in the Mohawk Reef) and went hard on. To prevent
pounding to pieces, the deck load, or part of it, was thrown
overboard, and in about 1 1/2 hours she was got off. The vessel
leaking badly. The pumps had to be kept constantly at work until
her arrival here. She will go into drydock for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 20, 1857 2-7

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.834722 Longitude: -79.522777
William R. McNeil
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Linden (Schooner), aground, 17 Aug 1857